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Anna Keilo
Anna Keilo UCLA, Psychology

Major: Psychology
I started at College of San Mateo in Fall '08 from high school. In the beginning I had no idea what I wanted to major in or where to transfer. I took a career class for choosing majors and researched different majors and careers. After deciding on psychology, I needed to pick a university.  I attended the Transfer Club meetings that had different university representatives visiting and with the help of Mike Mitchell from Transfer Services I signed a TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) with UC Davis.  I also visited reps during CSM's Transfer Day asking questions of individual colleges and comparing what each had to offer. After narrowing down my decison I applied to two UCs - UC Davis and UCLA. I frequently went to the Transfer Services office for help with my on-line application and I also attended the UC Application and Financial Aid workshops organized by Mr. Mitchell and the Transfer Club. These workshops had useful information and helped me with the transfer process so I didn't feel lost.  Along with the resources of Transfer Services, I frequently visited my counselor to make sure I was on top of my classes and units. Using my resources wisely is what helped me successfully transfer to UCLA.